Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
Students pay attention and learn more than most might think.
Brandi Gee, a Sweetwater High School algebra teacher, witnessed just how much of an impact she had made on one of her students.
Gee was chosen as a recipient of the Teacher Tribute, after being nominated by Marisa Morgan. Teacher Tribute is a program that has been celebrating great students and great teachers, for the past ten years. During that ten years, a little over two hundred teachers have been recognized.
â€śI was very surprised,â€ť Gee said. â€śI like to make algebra fun for my students.â€ť
Sweetwater Christian School students, staff and board members took part in a dedication ceremony, on Monday morning.
Recently, SCS was able to move into their new building, which was made possible through the donations of Mr. Cyrus Dale McCreight.
McCreight made the donation and gave the glory to God and in recognition of his mother, who opened the first private pre-school in Sweetwater. A plaque, dedicated to Mr. Dale, will hang in the entrance of the new SCS school.
Pictured above are Mr. Dale and Jason Blake.
The Sweetwater VFW Post 2479 held its annual Veteranâ€™s Day Flag Raising ceremony at the local VFW post this morning. Several citizens were present to watch the flag being raised and enjoy coffee and donuts. Judge Tim Fambrough, who served as guest speaker, talked about the transition made from freedom fighter to American veteran. He urged those in attendance to assist veterans through charities, service and other efforts. Fambrough also offered various statistics about veterans, including the fact that there are over 23 million American veterans today, even those currently serving.
Hoyt House honored veterans with a pancake breakfast and presentation by guest speaker, Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride. McBride spoke about how Veterans Day is becoming undercelebrated. We are currently in the longest running war, The War on Terror, and we have the fastest sinking veteran population. He reminded the audience, for veterans, everyday is Veterans Day. Pictured above, in no particular order, are veterans: Lewis Davis, T.A. Rosson, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough, Sam Smith, James Vaughn and NCVSO Robert McBride.
The Roscoe American Legion Post #227 honored veterans with a full breakfast. Local recruiter, Raymond Medellin was the guest speaker. According to Donnie Willman, the breakfast is important to bring all veterans together. â€śTheir service is the reason that we have our freedom,â€ť Willman said. Bill Talbert continued to say, being a prisoner of war is tough, but there is nothing worse than a country that doesnâ€™t have the pride or the freedom to remember their veterans.
The Lionâ€™s Club recognized its veterans, during their weekly meeting. Their program included a recap of Lion Michelle Steakley when she went to see her son graduate from Navy boot camp.
Pictured are Ray Browning (Marine), Don Ware (Army), Bob Peterson (Navy), Ben High (Air Force), Alton Pyburn (Air Force), and Jack Kennedy (Army).
Run for the WASP.
The WASP Museum invites everyone to come out and celebrate their freedom for Veteran's Day 2010, with a 5K Run and a 1.2 mile walk.
Jerry Riggs was elected to serve on the Roscoe State Bank board of directors on Tuesday.
President of the bank, John Jay, said Riggs has been a long-time customer of the bank and a valued friend of his. In addition, Jay described him as a business supporter of the bank who took care of accounting and bookkeeping for the bank as a CPA until he retired a few years ago.
â€śJerry believes in the strategic direction of our bank,â€ť Jay said. â€śI look forward to working with him and his part in our future successes.â€ť
Prospective Sweetwater firefighters took a physical agility test on Tuesday as part of the overall testing to become a firefighter. Those taking the test were Kenny Slimp, Clinton McKeenan, Kerry Crowe, Vernon Buse, Seth Weston, Kody Dakan, Tyler Wauson, Brad Bailey and Robert Gotcher. Above, Gotcher does some heavy lifting during the test while Sweetwater Fire Marshal Richard Spradlin looks on.
Cholla Petroleum is moving forward on their projects with Nolan County. They requested access to county property near the coliseum and received approval from the county commission at Monday's regular meeting.
Also at the meeting, Sheriff David Warren requested that the Sheriff's Department be able to purchase two new vehicles, from the 2010/2011 budget. Commissioners approved the request.